Lake Huron shoreline at dawn

Throwback Thursday travels back 12 years to a dawn over a section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Taken from The Long Dock looking towards the flagpole at the bottom of High Street and the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River. The flagpole and flag are visible above the horizon.

Throwback Thursday, Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Silhouettes.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Silhouettes.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, the first was a selection of silhouettes spanning the decades followed by a selection of bird silhouettes.

In the end I went with a selection of silhouettes from the South Bruce Peninsula over the past few years.

Silhouetted wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.

 

Silhouetted shoreline at Berford Lake at sunrise.

Clouds and reflections.

 

Silhouetted plant remains in the snow.

Minimalist plant remains.

 

Silhouetted birds on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Two birds at sunrise.

 

Silhouetted wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

Fog and low cloud over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Silhouetted sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Sunrise and sailboat.

 

A couple of recent early mornings.

A couple of outings down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. The first two outings for my recently assembled, lightweight, back to basics camera kit comprising of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes.

The first outing for the kit saw it and me caught in a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after the photo was taken. A 60 second exposure as it was a dark morning.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

 

The following morning saw a lot less cloud and an absence of thunder rumbling and heavy rain.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

Preening immature Red Knot.

Throwback Thursday travels back to 2006 and an early morning visit to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton for the sunrise.

I found some immature Red Knot on the shoreline and spent some time with them. After a while they were comfortable enough to feed, bath and preen while I photographed them.

A well camouflaged immature Red Knot preening on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Throwback Thursday.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Tourism.

Despite living in a tourist destination and on a route for tourists heading to northern Ontario or western Canada I was drawing a blank on this challenge. Then I remembered these two photos of the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Around 12 years ago I was approached by a local tourism organisation about using this photo in one of their guides. As this shot was already being used as a postcard they decided not to use it and asked if I had anything similar.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

A month or so earlier I had been down on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton testing my new Olympus E-410 and the plastic kit lenses it came with. This is the fourth shot taken with the camera and is the one used in the guide.

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.